13 mining companies among 219 establishments found compliant with labor laws, OSH standards after joint assessment in Surigao City

Date Posted: September 29th, 2014 12:13 AM

DOLE Caraga is first region to reach assessment target for 2014 13 mining companies among 219 establishments found compliant with labor laws, OSH standards after joint assessment in Surigao City The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office in Caraga (Region 13) headed by Regional Director Johnson Canete, has scored another feat--becoming the first DOLE region this year to achieve its target of establishments to be assessed on labor laws compliance and occupational safety and health standards and be issued a Certificate of Compliance (CoC). In Surigao City yesterday for the momentous event, dubbed, Innovation in the Labor Laws Compliance System for the Mining, Maritime, and other Related Industries, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz awarded the latest CoC on Compliance on General Labor Standards and Occupational Safety and Health to Trusty Pawnshop, Inc., a Buenavista, Agusan del Norte-based medium-sized firm, bringing the CoC the regional office has issued this 2014 to 1,153, up by 154 over the 999 establishments targeted for assessment on labor laws compliance and OSH for the first year of full-blast implementation of the new Labor Laws Compliance System. Canete said the number of establishments may still go up, considering there are still three months remaining in 2014. Thirteen of the 219 establishments awarded the CoC yesterday were big large mining companies operating in the region, one of them, the Silangan Mindanao Mining Company, Inc., also declared by Secretary Baldoz to be child-labor free. She personally visited the mine site of the company in Brgy. Timamana, Tubod, Surigao del Norte to hand over the Child Labor Free Certificate to the company. Baldoz, in her message after the CoC awarding, congratulated the establishments for supporting DOLE Caraga in the implementation of the new LLCS, saying that without their cooperation, the LLCS as a reform program would not be successful. She also congratulated the DOLE Caraga regional office, especially the Labor Laws Compliance Officers, for their latest achievement. "Voluntary compliance with labor laws and occupational safety and health standards is good for business. It fosters happy workers and profitable enterprises, which makes them competitive. It promotes harmonious labor-management relations," she said, reiterating the message she has tirelessly delivered during her regional sorties around the country to promote the LLCS. The mining companies are San R Mining & Construction Corp; Silangan Mindanao Mining Company, Inc.; Manila Mining Corporation; Nickelbase Inc.; Krominco, Inc.; San R Mining & Construction Corp (Claver); Surigao Mining & Dev. Enterprise; Cagdianao Mining Corporation; Taganito Mining Corporation; THPAL Nickel Corporation; Libjo Mining Corpoation; Adnama Mining Resources, Inc.; Marcventures Mining & Development Corp. (Main Office). During the event, Baldoz also awarded certificates to four mining companies--Taganito Mining Corporation; Hinatuan Mining Corporation; Cagdianao Mining Corporation; THPAL Nickel Corporation--for labor relations harmony. These companies are unionized firms. As if to indicate that the LLCS is making headway and is encouraging firms to come forward, the following firms, represented by their owners and workers attended the event and submitted themselves to a joint assessment, and were also awarded CoC: Pin-Apple Mini Mart; Rural Bank of Cabadbaran (Main) and Rural Bank of Cabadbaran (Butuan Branch); New Five Star Agro Machineries & Equipment Center; Tri-Parco Development Corporation; Lucibenino Jewelry & Pawnshop, Inc. (Burgos; Langihan; and Ochoa Branches); Marcventures Mining & Development Corp. (Main Office); Chu's Marketing; KHT Chu's Fashion Corner; Reliance Empty Bottle; Butuan Narra Restaurant; Antongalon-Agusan Multi-Purpose Cooperative; Noel Surplus & General Merchandise; Jrs Business Corporation (Villanueva and Cabadbaran Branches); M. Lhullier Pawnshop & Jewelry Store; ML Kwarta Padala (Holy Redeemer; M. Calo; Urduja; Branch) ML Kwarta Padala c/o Michel J. Lhuillier Financial Services, Inc.; M. Lhuillier Pawnshop & Jewelry Store (Robinson's Place); and Lopez Jaena Branches); Michel J. Lhuillier Financial Services (Pawnshop); and Trustworthy Pawnshop Inc. The complete list of Caraga establishments awarded CoC are as follows: Gicar Construction; Dapa Labor Services; Winchman Arrastre and Stevedoring Services; Absolute Essentials; Traders Inc.; Ocean Bounties Fresh & Frozen Foods, Inc.; Surigao Micro Credit Corp.; Yuipco Security Agency; Diamond Drilling Corp.; APM Construction; LPO1 Corp.; Modair Manila; Northstar Environmental Solutions; Geed Construction; GM2 Trading & Gen. Services; Trabajo Trucking Services; Home Baker; Lavender Shell Services Stn; Kent Marketing; M. Lhuillier; Firmial Services, Inc.; Bohol Dry Goods Store; Bohol Bikes & Shop; Phil. Gateway Hotel; Eduhome Enterprises, Inc. and its 14 branches; Realty Wonderbikes; Honeylemon Food Inc.; Le Chard Place Bed & Breakfast; Surigao Gold Ribonette Bakeshop; B-Zem Tiles Center; Surigao Labor Services; United Manpower Gen. Services; J. Marketing; Envisage Security Agency and its branch; News MPC and its lone branch; Reginky Express; RRJ & Mr. Lee; Wampco; PDMC Enterprises; Milagros Tabelon Distributor; Serriam Multi-Purpose Coop. and its lone branch; Children's Garden Learning Center; Jollibee/Golden Lion Foods Corp. and its lone branch; Sureplus Gen. Services; Greenwhich/Golden Lion Foods Corp.; MSS Cycle Trading; Working Bees Stevedoring; Colorado Gen. Services; Otto Gen. Merchandise; Prime Marketing Corp.; Prime Hub Products; LPC Essentials Corp.; Dedon Island Siargao; Bang Carp Beneficiaries; Multi Uhland Loans Corp. (Surigao Branch); Amazing Grace Trucker; Fast Building Trucking Corp.; Amae Diamond Corp.; Hinukuman Corp.; Southern Ocean Int'l. Services; JRS Business Corp. (Surigao; Mangagoy; Tandag; San Francisco; and Bayugan branches); Big Boom Sealand & Heavy Equipment Rental; San Francisco Gov. Employees Multi Purpose Coop.; GM2 Trading & Gen. Services; Biologic Systems Computer Center; New Family Drug & Gen. Merchandise; T&T Company; E. C. Nickel Drug (Main and its five branches); Truckload Hauling Services; Algamon Construction; Serriam Multi-Purpose Coop. and its four branches; R.F. Varquez Construction; Surigao Memorial Park, Inc.; CTC Household & Labor; Ric & Lens Dry Goods & Rice Dealer Services and its branch; New Mindanao Hardware; Envisage Security Agency; Bienes Engineering Work & Trucking Services; JV Valeroso Marketing Corp. Bench Boutique; A & M Multipurpose Cooperative; STI College (Surigao City); May Ann Drug; San Francisco Growth Enhancement Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SAFRASEMC); Nyer Petron Station; Siarelco Family Spa; K3 Centerpoint; Palma Superstore; Peng U Grill; Aranas Bakeshop; Amparito L. Lhuiller Financial Services, Inc.; Southern Phil. Dev. & Marketing Corp.; Bucas Grande Foundation College; PATS Electronic Shoppe; Ruben E. Ecleo Sr. Foundation, Inc.; Dinagat Island Electronic Coop., Inc.; Visayas Ram Cycle, Inc. (RUSI); Avatar Construction Company; Palhi Contracting Services; Mang Inasal Restaurant; Surigao City Evergreen Rural Bank, Inc.; Polystar Phil. Corp.; Surigao Del Norte Electric Cooperative; St. Paul University Surigao (Main); Starjed; Surigaonon Rural Banking Corp.; Trustworthy Pawnshop, Inc. and its six branches; Rapid City Job Contracting Gen. Services; Blues Brothers, Inc.; Rural Bank of Loreto, Inc.; Surigao Fair Trade; Botica Lina (Main and its branch in the Public Market); Water UPS; MPC; Unite General Merchandise; Etechnos Corporation; FFIFTZ SDMC; HPK Construction; Lhuillier Jewel Financial Pawnshop, Inc. and its three branches; Surigaonon Visayan Marketing Corp.; Guilmark Corporation; JV Valeroso Marketing Corp.; Socorro Empowered Peoples Cooperative; Nikkeru Plant Maintenance Solutions Inc.; JJBA Enterprises; Commodity Lending Investor, Inc.; Searchers Spareparts Specialist; Gaisano Capital; Charz Construction; RSY Pension House; RSY Multi Trade Shop; BNG Construction & Gen. Services; PBMA Dinagat Island Multi-Purpose Coop.; Riggs Barato Trading; San Francisco Gov. Employees Multi Purpose Coop.; SPUS (New Site); Surigao Education Center; Motortrade/Motorjoy Depot, Inc.; and Cecile Enterprises (Surigao Branch). Three companies--Jollibee (Drive Thru); Ricotta Cheese Food Exchange; and Jollibee Robinson's Place--were not able to pass the joint assessment and were asked to formulate a plan of action for correction of their deficiencies. They will be issued their CoC as soon as they are able to comply. END/with reporting by Iris Asis
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